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VIDEO: Film features plight of African park

BBC Science and nature - 34 min 55 sec ago
The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

UK team to shoot for fusion record

BBC Science and nature - 1 hour 18 min ago
The director of a UK science facility says it could set a new world record in nuclear fusion by the end of the decade.

Czech deer still avoid Iron Curtain

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-23 18:56
A new study has found that deer on the border between the Czech Republic and old West Germany still stick to their sides despite the barrier having vanished long ago.

Squirrel 'supermum' stuns wardens

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-23 13:21
A red squirrel at a conservation centre in Norfolk stuns wardens by producing her 48th kitten in six years.

Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved

BBC Science and nature - Wed, 2014-04-23 01:01
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.

Asteroid impact risks 'underplayed'

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-22 19:18
A visualisation showing where sizeable asteroids have hit the Earth in recent years has been released by the B612 Foundation.

Scottish wildlife rescues up 18%

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-22 15:10
The Scottish SPCA's new national wildlife rescue centre released nearly 2,800 injured animals back into the wild in 2013.

Seal cull abandoned amid protests

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:59
A major wild salmon producer says it is giving up the culling of seals after protests at a harbour in the north east of Scotland.

Graphene 'made with kitchen blender'

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-22 14:03
Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender.

'World's fastest' lift to be built

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-22 13:50
Hitachi says it will install a lift capable of reaching speeds of 72km/h (45mph) into a skyscraper in Guangzhou, southern China.

Malta criticised for mass bird shoot

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-22 11:51
A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.

AUDIO: Migrant birds 'shot as trophies'

BBC Science and nature - Tue, 2014-04-22 11:13
Wildlife expert Chris Packham and Sergei Golovkin from Malta's Wild Birds Regulation Unit discuss the number of illegal bird hunters operating in Malta.

Flood defence assessment completed

BBC Science and nature - Mon, 2014-04-21 10:25
For the first time in its history, the Environment Agency assesses the state of all flood defences in England following 'unprecedented' winter storms.

VIDEO: Water voles fighting back in Sussex

BBC Science and nature - Sat, 2014-04-19 08:49
The number of water voles has declined by a fifth in the UK since 2011, recent figures suggest. But in one small part of Sussex, the water vole is surviving as Roger Finn reports.

SpaceX launches station cargo flight

BBC Science and nature - Fri, 2014-04-18 23:06
US company SpaceX launches its latest re-supply mission to the International Space Station, sending up a Dragon freighter to rendezvous with the orbiting platform on Sunday.

US 'delays' Keystone XL decision

BBC Science and nature - Fri, 2014-04-18 21:20
The US state department gives federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL oil pipeline before determining whether to issue a permit.
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